Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

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Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
639
Dimensions
6.38 X 1.46 X 9.2 inches | 1.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345408778
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About the Author

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea.

Reviews

"Enthralling."--USA Today

"Gripping."--The New York Times Book Review

"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman has it all: jealous mothers, indulgent eccentrics, greedy social climbers, intrigue, infidelity, murder, political coups, sex, war and passion."--Bookreporter

"Exhaustively researched and dramatically narrated."--The Boston Globe

"[Robert K. Massie] brings great authority to this sweeping account of Catherine and her times. . . . a compelling read."--The Washington Post

"Meticulously, dramatically rendered."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Reads like an epic Russian novel."--San Antonio Express-News

"Will transport history lovers."--People

"Massie makes Catherine's story dramatic and immediate."--The Kansas City Star

"Graceful and engrossing."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A biography as captivating as its subject."--MacLean's